Governor: Firearms-related jobs coming Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says two firearms-related manufacturers are bringing 134 new jobs to the state. Hutchinson on Thursday announced the new jobs while visiting the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. SIG Sauer, a manufacturer of premium...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says two firearms-related manufacturers are bringing 134 new jobs to the state.

Hutchinson on Thursday announced the new jobs while visiting the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.

SIG Sauer, a manufacturer of premium ammunition, says it's locating a new manufacturing facility in an existing building in Jacksonville. The New Hampshire-based company says it's spending several million dollars on the project and creating 50 new jobs. It's receiving $800,000 in incentives, in addition to income tax credits and sales tax refunds.

Remington Outdoor Company, meanwhile, says it plans on creating 84 new jobs at its ammunition plant in Lonoke. Remington is receiving $2.5 million in incentives for the project, in addition to cash rebates and tax credits for the expansion.

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